STM is the leading global trade association for academic and professional publishers. It has over 120 members in 21 countries who each year collectively publish nearly 66% of all journal articles and tens of thousands of monographs and reference works. STM members include learned societies, university presses, private companies, new starts and established players.
STM aims and objectives are:
STM participates in the development of information identification protocols and electronic copyright management systems. STM members are kept fully up to date (via newsletters, the STM website, and e-mail) about the issues which will ultimately affect their business. More information can be found onwww.stm-assoc.org.
STM’s Public Affairs and Copyright and Legal Affairs Committees act as a forum for the discussion of government relations, strategy and policy issues. The committees provide recommendations as appropriate to the STM Executive Board.
STM is offering an unpaid, full-time internship at its office in Brussels for a period of 3-6 months(a small allowance for transport and food will be paid). This internship will consist of support and assistance in the Public and Legal and Copyright Affairs activities for STM. It will be of benefit particularly for anyone who seeks professional experience related to lobbying in a European, membership-based organisation.
The internship offers the possibility to learn about the work of STM, especially its advocacy and communication actions in Brussels, and the priorities of scholarly publishers today. It consists of support and assistance in the following areas:
Knowledge of the EU Institutions, including decision-making procedures, as well as EU law
STM internships are only open to candidates registered at a University/school/institute. The contract will be signed between EMMA – the organisation providing administrative support to STM in Brussels – and the student’s home university. Please note that this is a compulsory condition; applications that do not match this criterion will not be short-listed.
How to apply:
Please send a CV and covering letter to Barbara Kalumenos, Director Public Affairs STM to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject heading: Application STM Public Affairs /Legal Affairs intern + your name
DEADLINE: 6 December 2015
Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted. Please note that if you have not been contacted by 15 December 2015, you should consider that your application has not been selected.